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Xeodrifter diary #11

GN Podcast #478
 

GoNintendo 'End of Day' thought - Week of Nintendo Love with Michael Pachter!



I bet you guys weren't expecting this one! Very happy to bring it to you. Who knows, maybe it'll change a few opinions on Pachter! See you in a few, short hours.


I told you guys I was going all-out this week! It's absolutely insane that I got to kick off this week with Zelda Williams. Once again, this was only possible because of your support. Now the week rolls on with a voice you may not have expected to hear from in this feature!

Michael Pachter is hated by many a Nintendo fan. I know that some of his words seem to be quite harsh. I also know that sometimes it seems like Mr. Pachter says things to rile up fans. That's why I worked with him awhile back on an interview to see what really made him tick. That seemed to go over quite well, but since then we've seen more than a fair share of Pachter complaints.

I figured this week would be perfect to see what Pachter has to say about Nintendo when coming from a positive mindset. I wasn't looking for analysis or commentary. I just wanted to see what it was about Nintendo that Pachter does enjoy. Even though sometimes it seems like he wants nothing to do with the Big N, he also had some very positive opinions about Nintendo during the early/mid days of Wii and DS.

So what does Pachter have to offer for our week of Nintendo love? I'll let him do the honors. HUGE thanks to Pachter for jumping in on this.


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The following comes from Michael Pachter.


I think my “fondest” memory of Nintendo came during Super Mario Galaxy 1. I had played Nintendo games for over 20 years (including Donkey Kong in arcades), and although there were many Nintendo games I didn’t finish, the reason was largely frustration or boredom if I didn’t finish. The ones I did finish were fun, but until Super Mario Galaxy, I don’t think I ever felt compelled to not only finish the game, but to capture all of the big trophies in the game; in this case, it was the green stars. I remember getting to the end of the game, and having only two green stars. That caused me to go back to every level with a question mark and replay the level, and even then, although I knew which level contained the elusive star (I think it was the second star), I couldn’t complete the level without actually resorting to a walk-through guide.

It was that day that I realized the phenomenal level of detail Nintendo puts into its games, while keeping all of them approachable for a large audience. I had finished several before, but had never felt compelled to “cheat”, and although I had “cheated” before by using a walk through for games like GTA, I had never done so with a Nintendo game.

I write and speak a lot about Nintendo. Although I have been consistently critical of their hardware strategy, I have never criticized their games, and I don’t think I ever will.

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18 Dec 2013 13:02

Devil_Rising wrote:
GameWatching wrote:Lmao MasterofMonster, you're saying he's a dick as if he offended someone, and specially you. While i doubt he did.



It's entirely possible for someone who is usually a worthless moron (IE Pachter with his financial Nintendo statements), to make a statement that is kinda smart. Dumb people can say smart things from time to time. And likewise, people you usually never agree with and don't like can say something that you actually agree with from time to time.

This is such a case.


Comments section turned into a hate section for no reason even tho it was supposed a Nintendo Love related post.
Patcher is no villain for saying dumbass stuff from time to time, no need to hate him wtf
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18 Dec 2013 13:40

@gamewatching.....well that may be true and while i dont hate a person for speaking out their opinion its kind of stupid having patcher in the nintendo love week. It would be like the jews celebrating hitler or the KKK celebrating MLK day lol, I know thats to the extreme but there are enough people who have huge love for nintendo and its odd to have a person with a history of negativity towards nintendo and negativity that the communities view on him so Im not too upset that people on here dont like this
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18 Dec 2013 13:47

MasterofMonster wrote:@juniorfield
Thank you kindly for that. ^^

@GameWatching
Um... ok?

@Devil
Well, of course Pachter has said things that makes sense. Even Hitler did that at times, I Believe. But yeah, Pachter is really about the biggest idiot right now, and who will soon be irrelevant hopefully. ^^
Still interesting to see so many people defending Pachter just because Nintendo fans don't like him, as usual.

only two pages for Godwin's Law to come into effect

huh
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18 Dec 2013 13:52

i think the only idiot in here is MasterofMonster lol.
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18 Dec 2013 13:54

GameWatching wrote:i think the only idiot in here is MasterofMonster lol.


Yeah, cuz' Calling someone an idiot for not liking a idiot is very logical. You seem very clever. Kudos for being mature.

@Hawk
I wouldn't hate him if he just stopped acting like a douch about it. He's right at times about Nintendo, but his attitude makes him a douch.
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18 Dec 2013 13:54

I still think he's misunderstood. His job is to analyze the market and provide information for investors. A lot of people on this site hear him being critical of Nintendo's strategies and confuse his analysis for "hate". And sure, he's not always right, but it's not because of some secret anti-Nintendo agenda.

RMC, I'm glad you got Pacther's input. He's definitely a polarizing person here, but he's made the world of Nintendo news a lot more fun and interesting over the past couple years.
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18 Dec 2013 13:58

@MasterofMonster

you're an idiot for comparing Patcher to Hitler, that's so insane man or whatever you are. And i'm not mature yet, i'm like 12 years old, gratz on being old and full smartassness.
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18 Dec 2013 13:59

RMC might have just wanted to show us that you can love something even when you're critical of it, that most people aren't full of hate. Sadly, a few users here are clinging to petty grudges and showing their ugly side just because a someone won't agree with them. *sigh*
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18 Dec 2013 14:00

GameWatching wrote:@MasterofMonster

you're an idiot for comparing Patcher to Hitler, that's so insane man or whatever you are. And i'm not mature yet, i'm like 12 years old, gratz on being old and full smartassness.


I was making a Point, even you should realise I didn't mean he was like Hitler. Either way, stop Calling me an idiot or I'll report you, ok? ^^

Oh, and acting like you 'won' because I couldn't magically tell your age really shows your... age. I am done talking to you now.
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18 Dec 2013 14:12

@MasterofMonster

Not takinf sides here man, but why is it ok for you to call Pachter a douchebag and an idiot but you'll report someone for calling you one?

@juniorfied24

Should Pachter be part of the Hate Nintendo Week? since he has openly stated in many ocassions that he hates Nintendo of course.
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18 Dec 2013 14:12

actually gamewatching im the one that made a comparison using hitler as an example and i clearly posted that is an extreme case but its usable since their are a lot of negativity towards patcher just like theirs negativity from the jews to hitler ( well anyone) my point is, there are so many other people you could put in this nintendo love week that I'm baffled they chose a guy who alienates nintendo fans. Ill say it one more time, I dont hate patcher and I agree to an extent on some things he says but again, he sort of comes off like a douche about it.
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18 Dec 2013 14:15

NeroSuferoth wrote:@MasterofMonster

Not takinf sides here man, but why is it ok for you to call Pachter a douchebag and an idiot but you'll report someone for calling one?

@juniorfied24

Should Pachter be part of the Hate Nintendo Week? since he has openly stated in many ocassions that he hates Nintendo of course.


Well, I guess partly cuz' Pachter is not here to take offense, and cuz' I don't Think there are rules to call non-members douches. I Think. I don't normally call people names, but I feel this guy deserves it.

Of course it's nice to see him say nice things about Nintendo, and he obviously likes them, but I still really hate his attitude.
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18 Dec 2013 14:15

Nerosuferoth look go back to every single article on this website that has patcher in it. Listen to everything nintendo related and I guarantee most of it comes off negative. Then go and look at the posts and I guarantee you 95% of them are anti patcher. My point is, why post about a guy who is hated amongst most nintendo fans? Yeah I would probably put him in nintendo hate week. Heck I would rather have the president of sony in the week of nintendo love because he actually shows he likes nintendo :-p
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18 Dec 2013 14:17

MasterofMonster wrote:
GameWatching wrote:@MasterofMonster

you're an idiot for comparing Patcher to Hitler, that's so insane man or whatever you are. And i'm not mature yet, i'm like 12 years old, gratz on being old and full smartassness.


I was making a Point, even you should realise I didn't mean he was like Hitler. Either way, stop Calling me an idiot or I'll report you, ok? ^^

Oh, and acting like you 'won' because I couldn't magically tell your age really shows your... age. I am done talking to you now.


Lmao see how mad you got just because you've been called 'idiot' ?
You called patcher an idiot, a douchebag, a dick, irrelevant. Would he be happy if you said that to his very face, or would he act the same as you did when i called you an idiot ?
Nobody likes hate related to opinions on the internet, so expect to be called worser name than this.
Oh and report me if you want, i'm so frightned i could break in half.
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18 Dec 2013 14:29

@Junior
Indeed. However, a Nintendo Hate week wouldn't be needed, most of the articles nowdays are already like that. ^^
And while Sony's president seems nice, there are way too many people at Sony making mean remarks about Nintendo.

*blocks GameWatching for being a Troll who ironically spews hate and mean Words while talking about how mean it is to do*
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18 Dec 2013 14:30

juniorfied24 wrote:Nerosuferoth look go back to every single article on this website that has patcher in it. Listen to everything nintendo related and I guarantee most of it comes off negative. Then go and look at the posts and I guarantee you 95% of them are anti patcher. My point is, why post about a guy who is hated amongst most nintendo fans? Yeah I would probably put him in nintendo hate week. Heck I would rather have the president of sony in the week of nintendo love because he actually shows he likes nintendo :-p


It's Nintendo Love Week or whathaveyou... You don't have to love everything about the company to have one very fond Nintendo moment.

Right now, there are very few nice things I can say about how Nintendo has been doing things, but my childhood memories are filled with great moments I had while playing Nintendo games.
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18 Dec 2013 14:34

MasterofMonster wrote:@Junior
Indeed. However, a Nintendo Hate week wouldn't be needed, most of the articles nowdays are already like that. ^^
And while Sony's president seems nice, there are way too many people at Sony making mean remarks about Nintendo.

*blocks GameWatching for being a Troll who ironically spews hate and mean Words while talking about how mean it is to do*


geez sorry if that offended you, i'm not hating on anyone.
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18 Dec 2013 14:38

I get that nerosuferoth and again its not like Im disagreeing with patcher as I have some concerns with how nintendo has managed its company the past 5 plus years but I guess It seemed like this week was more about people and the positivity they show for nintendo. I guess when you are only going to show a select few people and their love for nintendo wouldnt it make more sense for them to show people that have shown their love through the think and thin? Im not here to tell people they are wrong or to hate I just dont see how this makes sense since Ive heard through the past COUNTLESS times from people on here to stop posting patcher crap, thats the only reason it seemed baffling to me as to why they used him as a person for this event
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18 Dec 2013 14:54

@GameWatching
Not offended really, but rather than discussing/arguing, you seemed to try to force me to accept your view on something. I am allowed to hate Pachter, and it's no-one's fauls but his.

@junior
And I doubt RMC will ever stop posting Pachter stuff, since, good or bad, it does attract views, and that is Always good for a site.
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18 Dec 2013 15:10

MasterofMonster wrote:@GameWatching
Not offended really, but rather than discussing/arguing, you seemed to try to force me to accept your view on something. I am allowed to hate Pachter, and it's no-one's fauls but his.

@junior
And I doubt RMC will ever stop posting Pachter stuff, since, good or bad, it does attract views, and that is Always good for a site.


It's not like he's saying wrong things all the time (Wii was selling like hotcakes compared to Wii U, it's a fact), or it's not like he's coming up with stuff. Otherwise, he wouldn't be having the job he have, he wouldn't be given interviews AND RMC WOULDNT CONSIDER HIM IN NINTENDO LOVE WEEK !
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18 Dec 2013 15:28

Gross. Seriously, who cares what this idiot has to say?
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18 Dec 2013 17:43

i stopped after the third or fourth disparaging remarks . I liked what zelda williams said btw, it was great that you've got it.
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19 Dec 2013 07:06

kdognumba1 wrote:You know, when you see him on Bonus Round or Pach Attack, when the subject of Nintendo software does come up, he does consistently praise the software.


This.
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19 Dec 2013 20:00

I don't hate the guy. I just don't listen to him or pay attention to him. I'm not a video game investor, so I will never need investment advice regarding video game companies, so his opinions don't hold any water for me...

I don't understand what's so confusing about Nintendo's direction when it comes to hardware. They design their hardware around their biggest market, which is family gaming. Anyone who thinks they should release a super powerful machine has no idea how detrimental it would be to their market. It would price them out of their market. They count on families purchasing their console so it always will need to be in the budget range.... The tablet is because they want something to differentiate themselves from Sony/Microsoft.

I don't see what's so confusing about that. They target their console towards the Japanese gamer as well, low powered, efficient and space saving (which also targets the family gamers as they like those features too)

I see all these arm chair CEO's pretending to know what's best for Nintendo. "If Nintendo would just listen to my brilliant ideas, they would be printing money" meanwhile their ideas would be something like "they should release a super computer that would blow away a high end PC. I outgrew Nintendo's franchises, they abandoned me by not releasing mature and violent games along with my tastes, so they should do that and then they should shower third parties with 10's millions of dollars so they can have parity with Sony and Microsoft."

I'm just glad "core" gamers don't run the company. They would be out of business by now. I can imagine how frightening annual installments of Call of Mario would be. With a super computer processing that jacks up the cost of the console to $800. Dumping millions upon millions of dollars money hatting multiplatform titles that Sony and Microsoft get for free.... Pssst multiplatform titles won't sell a single console. Exclusives do. Turning over the decision making to the dudebro gamers would certainly kill the company. Nintendo is fine and will be fine. They don't need to do anything drastic.
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21 Dec 2013 02:03

I can certainly respect this:

"I write and speak a lot about Nintendo. Although I have been consistently critical of their hardware strategy, I have never criticized their games, and I don’t think I ever will".

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